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Definition of "burlap" [bur•lap]

  • A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burlap" in a sentence
  • "A sleepy Anna gazes longingly at Ping's empty bed as if thinking "Oh the fun we had, draping each other in burlap and rolling down Madison Avenue!""
  • "A hideous figure clothed in burlap and with an exploded head reclined in the seat."
  • "Then I wrap it in burlap for a bit of shelter and concealment."